Inspired by the exhibition of Louise Bourgeois’s giant spider, Maman, at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, the Playroom team is inviting young fans to join an art game designed to present information and knowledge about the journey of this great sculpture around the world.
How is such a massive sculpture constructed? What material is it made of? How is it transported? As is, or taken apart in pieces? And how is it reassembled afterwards? Does it fit inside museums, or do some have to place it outdoors? How many countries have hosted the giant spider thus far? With what other significant artworks has it come into contact during its travels? Did Louise Bourgeois always accompany her spider everywhere? When did Bourgeois make her first spider? Have you seen the spider in any other part of the world? What happened at the Guggenheim?
At this workshop, we will attempt to answer all of the above questions, thus becoming better acquainted with Louise Bourgeois’s best-known work, as well as the world’s museums!
At the end, children will build their own small-scale artwork, to be exhibited at their own impromptu museum, in their room or anywhere else they please.
Design - Implementation: Playroom
Implementation: Katerina Fotopoulou, visual artist
Sunday 17/07 & 31/07 | 18.30-19.15 & 19.30-20.15
For children 5 to 8 years old | Up to 20 participants per time slot
Free entry via online pre-registration
For the activity on 17/07, pre-registration starts on Monday 11/07 at 12.00
For the activity on 31/07, pre-registration starts on Monday 25/07 at 12.00
Due to public health measures, there may be changes regarding either the staging of the event, or the maximum number of participants.